I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.
There will be times when you go through things so difficult you cannot see the light of day through your tears. There will be times when your faith and your patience are tested like never before. You might even feel like giving up on God but don’t give up, that’s when you need Him the most. Prayer is the most powerful weapon you have. Cry out to God, He hears you and He loves you. Continue to serve the Lord with humility through every trial and tribulation and He will see you through it. God is faithful and He promises to never leave you. With His help you can get through anything. Don’t give up, instead, give it all to God. Keep serving the Lord because it doesn’t matter who or what is against you when God is for you.
Often, we are tempted to try and work everything out for ourselves but what we really need to do is to just let go and give it all to God. When you are struggling to make things work out the way you want them to just stop, be still, wait patiently without fear, abide in His Word and let God’s will be done. Acknowledge that He is God and He is in control. He knows you, He knows your troubles and He will make all things work for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) Surrender your need to control the situation and let God be in charge of your life, His ways are always better and He is always faithful to His Word and His promises.
He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.
Have you ever felt like you were doing all you could just to keep your head above water? Be it afflictions, sorrow or something else that makes you feel like giving up. Whatever troubles you find yourself in, call out to God even if you have to whisper. You are not alone, God is with you and He hears your prayers. God will fight for you and He will rescue you. He is your refuge from the storm. Trust in the Lord to be there for you, He is faithful and He loves you more than you can ever imagine.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Trust in the Lord, not in yourself, not in your own wisdom, understanding or feelings. Not in your education, in your profession or in the world. Trust in God the Father at all times. Trust in His love, grace and mercy. God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knew you before you were born and He knows the plans He has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to His will, obey His commands and know that He loves you with an everlasting love. Trust in the Word of God to guide and direct you and in His promises for He is faithful. We may not have the answers but we know the One who does. Jesus is the answer.
If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Even on our best days we still sin in our daily lives and unconfessed sin can be a stumbling block that keeps us from having fellowship with God. Although our past, present and future sins have been paid for by Jesus Christ, we must confess our personal and daily sins to God to stay in good standing. The Bible says, The Lord is far from the wicked but He hears the prayers of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29) When we confess our sins we are forgiven and purified from unrighteousness. Humbly come before the Lord and honestly confess your sins against Him for He alone is able to truly forgive. God is merciful and ready to forgive, don’t let unconfessed sin come between you and the Lord.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
Praise God for who He is and thank Him for all His wonderful characteristics and what they mean to you personally. God is good, holy, forgiving, loving, merciful, faithful, full of grace and so much more. Even on your darkest day God is still worthy of all praise. Joyfully lift your hands toward your heavenly Father in heaven to praise Him and give Him all the honor and glory. The Lord is great and greatly to be praised! As long as you have breath in your lungs, praise God!
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
Though life may disappoint and try us, we can be assured that God honors and fulfills His promises. We can trust and rely on God’s faithfulness which has been established in heaven and stands firm forever. During the hardest trials, our faith in God’s love and mercy will always bring us peace and comfort. Our hope and confidence in God lies in His faithfulness because His Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever. Even if we are faithless, God remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
It’s easy to have faith in God when everything is going our way and when things are good. But when difficult times come and our faith is being stretched we can’t give up hope. As God’s children we need to hold on to the hope of God’s promises knowing that He is always faithful. The promises of God are exceedingly great and He fulfills each one in His own timing. God never changes His mind, He never forgets and His Word is true for all eternity. God will never lie, deceive or mislead you. Even if it feels like He has overlooked you or if He feels far away, have faith and remember He is always with you and He has never ever failed in any of His promises. Keep hoping, keep believing and keep trusting God.
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
Every word, every promise, every part of God’s Word is right and true. His commands and precepts are righteous and fair. God’s Word is an awesome display of His power, wisdom and goodness. God’s Word exists for all people equally and its path leads to heaven and happiness. We can be confident and believe every Word because He is truly faithful in all He does and keeps every promise. God is good and never changes, we can rely on this truth. He is so deserving of all praise for His righteousness, truth and faithfulness.
Let them praise your great and awesome name – he is holy.
The Lord is so worthy of our praise. We serve a mighty God who is wonderful, merciful and faithful. Praise Him for who He is, for His goodness and holiness. Praising His holy name invites His presence and opens a path to a deeper connection and relationship with our Creator and the King of the world. Focus on the Lord and give Him all your attention and praise Him with all your heart and soul. Just come before the Lord to give Him praise, honor and glory. Blessed be the name of the Lord!